Vital Football

No Christmas Eve-ning Games Say PL

No Christmas Eve-ning Games Say PL

The Premier League yesterday released a short statement dealing with the concerns raised by fan groups over Christmas Eve fixture this year.

A few days ago the Football Supporters' Federation released a brief statement addressing speculation that the game between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium would be moved to Christmas Eve and given a 4pm kick off - the concern of course was fans getting home and having to choose between attending the game and family commitments.

With a mixed reaction amongst football to the idea, the Premier League have held discussions with broadcasters and come to the agreement that should game(s) take place on Christmas Eve, they will kick off earlier in the day - categorically not at 4pm or later - to cause less distruption to travelling fans.

'Premier League Executive Chairman Richard Scudamore clarified that the December selections for live UK broadcast will be confirmed on 19 October, with the possibility the selection of New Year fixtures will take a further week to confirm. Richard also made clear that there will not be a match at 4pm GMT (or later) on Christmas Eve (24 December) but was unable to comment regarding earlier kick-off times on that date as discussions between the Premier League and the clubs are ongoing.'

Source: premierleague.com.

Now we wait to see which games will be switched, as Manchester United's trip to Leicester City and Newcastle United's trip to West Ham United are all apparently up for discussion as well.

Bloggers

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Wednesday October 11 2017
Time: 9:00AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Dundee Articles

Instant Reactions - West Brom v Manchester United (17/12/17)

Following today's clash between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United, here are the instant reactions from both managers.

Stats: WBA v Manchester United

All the stats from WBA (1) vs (2) Manchester United, The Hawthorns, 17/12/17 Att: 24,782

West Brom v Manchester United - Team Sheets - 17-12-17

West Brom are at the Hawthorns with Manchester United the visitors for the latest Premier League game.

West Brom v Manchester United - Follow On Twitter - 17-12-17

West Brom are at the Hawthorns with Manchester United the visitors today, this will be a 2:15pm kick-off.

Dundee Social Media

Dundee Archived Articles

Vital Dees articles from

Site Journalists

Baggy Boy
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man U MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Foster0%
Nyom0%
Hegazi75%
Evans0%
Gibbs0%
Livermore0%
Yacob0%
Krychowiak0%
Burke0%
Rondon0%
McClean0%
Sub - Barry0%
Sub - Rodriguez0%
Sub - Brunt25%
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Dundee  Results (view all)

The Vital Football Members League